Steffen Schorn

Steffen Schorn (DE) – The Mad Code

Steffen Schorn about his piano piece “The Mad Code”:

“The piece rushes through a series of paradox emotional episodes: Fury, pride, innocent joy, sudden flashes of thoughts, crystal clear inner silence…

Inspired by a concert of Beethoven in Vienna after a several fruitful year, that is said to be a “desaster” because of “mammoth” programming – L.v. Beethoven had put all his new compositions in one orchestral concert preceded by his boundless improvisations on the piano – I have tried to put an extremely condensed collection of structured material of compositional ideas in a very short piece… and failed…

The 13+2 chords at the beginning represent the complementary pentatonics of 13 different non-symmetrical master scales (9-tone-modes) in a position of self-similar resonance, opposed to pure chords of C major 7, which appear horizontally and vertically in different transpositions throughout the piece.. tactile rhythmic percussion patterns… fast rotating harmo-melodic fields…”

Piano piece “The Mad Code” – in concert

5. June 2016 – Uraufführung – Studio der Beethovenhalle, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano

2. July 2016 – Kunstmuseum Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano

10. September 2016 – Roisdorfer Mineralquellen – Susanne Kessel, piano

13. September 2016 – Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck – Susanne Kessel, piano

Steffen Schorn (*1967)

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